France vs Australia live stream: How to watch World Cup fixture online and on TV tonight

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The reigning World Cup champions France begin the defence of their title on Tuesday, facing Australia in Group D.

Didier Deschamps’ side will be without a couple of potential matchwinners after injuries to Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku, but they still have a host of elite stars in European game who could help them win a second straight trophy on the biggest stage.

Australia made it to Qatar thanks to a penalty shootout victory over Peru, having already beaten UAE in the Asian qualification section playoff.

They face a big challenge to make it through though, with Tunisia and Denmark the other sides in this quartet.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.

When is France vs Australia?

The match kicks off at 7pm GMT on Tuesday 22 November at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

Where can I watch it?

This fixture will be shown live on BBC One and can be streamed on the BBC iPlayer.

For a full list of which channels World Cup games will be shown on click here.

The Independent will be covering this game and every other one with our World Cup live blogs.

Confirmed line-ups

FRA – Lloris, Pavard, Upamecano, Konate, L Hernandez, Rabiot, Tchouameni, Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud

AUS – Ryan, Atkinson, Souttar, Rowles, Behich, Mooy, Goodwin, McGree, Irvine, Leckie, Duke

Odds

France 2/7

Draw 26/5

Australia 12/1

Prediction

A routine start to proceedings for the European nation, who should really cruise to victory across 90 minutes even if it’s tough going in the opening stages. France 4-0 Australia.

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